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May 31, 2016

In this episode, our editor-in-chief Bryce Bladon -- creator of the Start Freelancing course -- discusses the best way to start freelancing full-time. 

He covers:

  • Starting part-time if you can
  • Dealing with loneliness
  • How freelancing is growing as a career path
  • The best habits to have
  • How to actually speak a client's language
  • The business skills you need
  • The marketing skills you need
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Knowing your worth
  • Creating boundaries and establishing a work-life balance

If you found this episode useful, check out The Characteristics You Need to Freelance

Bryce also hosted a webinar on Freelancing FAQs and Getting Started. Check out the recording!

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Are you interested in becoming a freelancer?

We want to help. That's why we built a course that offers everything a first-time freelancer needs to succeed with their budding business.

START FREELANCING
(use this link or CFHPodcast to save 25%!)

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Are you a freelancer who wants to make more money?

Check out our book all about making more money as a freelancer: Hell to Pay.

It’s everything a freelancer needs to know about money, like how to bill clients, negotiate rates, and make most the most money for the least amount of time. 

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH
(use CFHPodcast to save 40%!)

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Questions? Episode ideas?

Talk to Clients From Hell or Bryce Bladon on Twitter. Or shoot us an email

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May 24, 2016

Constance Lynn Hummel, MA is a Psychotherapist, Leadership Coach & Business Strategist who works with overachieving (and often exhausted) creative trailblazers and social movement makers. 

She joins our editor-in-chief to provide insight on how to deal with clients who say or act inappropriately -- typically through the lens of racist, sexist, or otherwise difficult-to-deal-with viewpoints. 

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Are you interested in becoming a freelancer?

We want to help. That's why we built a course that offers everything a first-time freelancer needs to succeed with their budding business.

START FREELANCING

Note: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 students. 

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Are you a freelancer who wants to make more money?

Check out our book all about making more money as a freelancer: Hell to Pay.

It’s everything a freelancer needs to know about money, like how to bill clients, negotiate rates, and make most the most money for the least amount of time. 

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH
(use CFHPodcast to save 40%!)

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Questions? Episode ideas?

Talk to Clients From Hell or Bryce Bladon on Twitter. Or shoot us an email

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May 17, 2016

Jonathan Stark brings his expertise and amazing radio voice to the show and makes our editor-in-chief feel inadequate by comparison. He also discusses hourly rates and why you should ditch them. 

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Are you interested in becoming a freelancer?

We want to help. That's why we built a course that offers everything a first-time freelancer needs to succeed with their budding business.

START FREELANCING

Note: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 students. 

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Are you a freelancer who wants to make more money?

Check out our book all about making more money as a freelancer: Hell to Pay.

It’s everything a freelancer needs to know about money, like how to bill clients, negotiate rates, and make most the most money for the least amount of time. 

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH
(use CFHPodcast to save 40%!)

---

Questions? Episode ideas?

Talk to Clients From Hell or Bryce Bladon on Twitter. Or shoot us an email

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May 10, 2016

With the launch of Is Freelancing For You, our free course, our editor-in-chief wanted to discuss the characteristics that lead to a successful freelancer. 

Simply put, almost anyone can freelance -- but not everyone should. There are certain traits that position you for success, and there are common habits that will drag you down. 

In no particular order:

  • Being curious enough to listen and learn for clients and your craft
  • Self-discipline and the ability to hold yourself accountable
  • Likewise, self-awareness is crucial when YOU are your business. There's no room for excuses or pointed fingers. 
  • Professionalism -- to a point. You are your business, so don't be afraid to flex your personality. That said, don't be a dick. 
  • Organizational skills. Two words: tax season.
  • Self-confidence. You're going to fail. A lot. 
  • Patience. It's going to be a while before the fruits of your labour are ripe.
  • Flexibility is half the reason most clients work with freelancers.
  • Communication skills. This means clearly communicating yourself, your business, and your craft to clients. 

The episode references an article by Ilise Benun, a former guest who discussed the importance of finding a niche during a Clients From Hell webinar. 

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Are you interested in becoming a freelancer?

We want to help. That's why we built a course that offers everything a first-time freelancer needs to succeed with their budding business.

START FREELANCING

Note: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 students. 

---

Are you a freelancer who wants to make more money?

Check out our book all about making more money as a freelancer: Hell to Pay.

It’s everything a freelancer needs to know about money, like how to bill clients, negotiate rates, and make most the most money for the least amount of time. 

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH
(use CFHPodcast to save 40%!)

---

Questions? Episode ideas?

Talk to Clients From Hell or Bryce Bladon on Twitter. Or shoot us an email

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Clients From Hell on iTunes | Soundcloud
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May 3, 2016

Our editor-in-chief recently received an email asking for advice. The submitter had questions about:

  • A client who refused to stay in the scope of work
  • A client who overreached into the submitter's personal life
  • Difficulty refusing clients and/or their work

Sound familiar? At the heart of all these issues is a pretty noble quality: the submitter was being far too nice. 

In this episode, Bryce recounts how "being too nice" still plagues his professional life, how he overcame it, and how you can too. 

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Are you interested in becoming a freelancer?

We want to help. That's why we built a course that offers everything a first-time freelancer needs to succeed with their budding business.

START FREELANCING

Note: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 students. 

---

Are you a freelancer who wants to make more money?

Check out our book all about making more money as a freelancer: Hell to Pay.

It’s everything a freelancer needs to know about money, like how to bill clients, negotiate rates, and make most the most money for the least amount of time. 

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH
(use CFHPodcast to save 40%!)

---

Questions? Episode ideas?

Talk to Clients From Hell or Bryce Bladon on Twitter. Or shoot us an email

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